Ekaterina Shabunina

Ekaterina Shabuninae-mail: ekaterina.shabunina@disco.unimib.it
Work: (+39) 02-6448-7889
Address: Office T037 @ DISCo

Ekaterina Shabunina is currently a PhD student of University of Milano – Bicocca, DISCo in the Information Retrieval Lab. Her PhD supervisor is Prof. Gabriella Pasi. Her research topics of interest span around Social Network Analysis and Information Propagation.

From 2013 to 2014 she held a research fellow (assegnista di ricerca) position in Politecnico di Milano in the Search Computing (SeCo) Project, under supervision of Prof. Stefano Ceri and Marco Brambilla, where she analyzed correlation of the user-generated content from Social Networks and real-world events.

In 2013 she has acquired her Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where she studied on a “Double Degree” Program. Her thesis supervisor was Marco Brambilla.

In 2012 she has obtained her 5-year Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics in IT from Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (MSTU MIREA).


  • Ekaterina Shabunina, Stefania Marrara, and Gabriella Pasi. “An Approach to Analyse a Hashtag-Based Topic Thread in Twitter.” International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
  • Ekaterina Shabunina. Correlation between Stock Prices and polarity of companies’ performance in Tweets: a CRF-­based Approach. In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Web Algorithms, iSWAG’15, Deauville, Normandy, France, June 2-3, 2015.


  • Grand Prize Winner of 2013’s GSE Academic Award for Excellence, sponsored by IBM, for the project ‘Innovative Approach to Sentiment Classification of Twitter Streams related to Companies”, presented on the GSE Management Summit in Barcelona on the 14th of October, 2013.